Turkey’s passenger car sales in July were reported at 36,311 units, down 47.7pc from the previous year, according to auto sales data released by Automotive Distributor’s Association (ODD).
Light commercial vehicles sales dropped by 35.8pc to 11,538 units. Total production of passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles has decreased by 45.3pc to 47,849 units in July, compared to 2020 July levels.
From Jan-July, car sales rose by 27pc to 346,636 units and light commercial vehicles sales increased by 40pc to 95,914 units from the corresponding period a year back. Total sales in the first seven months were recorded at 442,550 units compared to 341,469 units sold in the year prior.
Segment-wise, compact cars were the most in demand, with 103,259191,554 units sold from Jan-July.
ODD data indicated 1,019 electric cars were sold in Turkey in the first seven months of the year, up significantly by 434pc from a year ago, and sales of hybrid cars zoomed by 250pc to 28,421 units.
Turkey’s auto sales in July 2020 had improved significantly owing to the pent-up demand after lockdowns were imposed in the country in the previous months. Sales were up by 387pc in July last year.